Currency Pairs

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Pick the pairs for your drop down menu in Trade Input

Keep the currency drop down list of the Trade input tab simple and easy to use by just including currencies you actively trade. Why sort thru a big long list each time if you only trade 6 pair?

To modify the list begin by going to Currency pairs from the Settings menu.

If you try to import a broker’s statement and have not turned on a currency pair here first, you will see a warning that trades will not be imported for that pair until you enable it here.

If you add a new currency pair, you can use uppercase or lowercase (USDMXN or usdmxn).

If you add a non-spot forex instrument (such as a futures contract, etc.) you can rename it yourself so you match the 6 letter restriction.

Click beside any pair you wish to see in the dropdown menu. Pairs must be checked ON to be able to be imported as well.

If you trade gold or silver…

The Trade Log does not directly support gold and silver, but you can do this simple work-around to accommodate trading them. First, add the names for them into the Settings > Currency pairs list. If your broker uses the name ‘Gold’, then you’ll have to adapt it to a six letter symbol instead, like XAUUSD, since the Log is only set up to use six letters.

Next, simply change the prices so the automatic pip conversion is right, by moving the decimal point to the left. As an example, if your price of entry is $29.99, then enter it as 0.2999. If your exit price is $31.03, then enter that as 0.3103. Now the Log will correctly compute the difference as 104 pips. If you manually input your trades just remember to enter them this way as you go. If you import your broker’s statement then go back in and modify these trades after they have been entered.

If you trade futures, commodities, indexes, CFDs or other financial instruments…

The Trade Log does not directly support financial instruments other than spot forex, but many other items can be used with the Trade Log if you can do this simple work-around to accommodate them.

First, add the names for them into the Settings > Currency pairs list. You’ll have the listed name for them to adapt it to a six letter symbol instead, like APPLEx, since the Trade Log is only set up to use six characters.

Next, simply change the prices so the automatic pip conversion is right, by moving the decimal point to the right or to the left. Add one trade in and test it until you see what you need to do for that instrument.

As an example, if your price of entry is $29.99, then try to enter it as 0.2999 or perhaps 299.90. If you manually input your trades just remember to enter them this way as you go. If you import your broker’s statement then go back in and modify these trades after they have been entered.